It’s important to realise that your moods and emotions matter too.
You are likely to be very aware of how the person you care for is feeling. Family and friends will be thinking about this too. But it isn’t only the person you care for who has feelings. People may forget to ask how you are feeling, but your feelings are important and you should try not to put them to one side. However you feel is okay and natural.
There’s no need to apologise or feel guilty for having strong emotions or moods yourself. It’s important that you find ways to express them, and to find the support and space that you need for yourself.
It’s normal to ask for help. This may be from your family and friends, a counsellor, or a health or social care professional. We have more information about getting emotional support.